Deepak Chahar Biography
Deepak Chahar is an Indian cricketer, born on 7th August 1992, in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The right-arm medium pacer who bats right-handed down the order is yet to represent the national side.
At the age of 16, the promising medium-pacer was rejected by the then director of the Rajasthan Cricket Association academy, Greg Chappell, in 2008. Two years later, he broke into the Rajasthan Ranji squad for the 2010-11 season.
Chahar started his List A career registering figures of 2 for 61 in the Central Zone encounter against Vidarbha in Vijay Hazare Trophy in February 2010. He took 5 wickets in 3 matches.
In November, Chahar made a phenomenal first-class debut for Rajasthan by grabbing 8 wickets for 10 runs in the Group A encounter against Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy Plate League in Jaipur.
His sensational figure doused Hyderabad for the lowest team total in Indian domestic circuit.
He attained the second-best bowling figurea on first-class debut.
In the second match against Goa, Chahar scalped four wickets in the first innings.
Rise to Glory
Chahar’s ability to swing the ball in both directions made him a stand-out performer in his debut Ranji campaign.
In the Plate phase, he registered a brilliant tally of 30 wickets in 6 matches at 19.63, helping Rajasthan to qualify for the Elite phase.
In the Elite stage of 2010-11, he took 21 wickets in 8 matches at 37.66 to help his side to win maiden Ranji Trophy in that season.
Chahar bowled exceptionally well in the 2017-2018 Syed Mushtaq Trophy, scalping 19 wickets in 9 matches at an astonishing average of 9.94.
He took five for 15 to skittle out star-studded Karnataka in the super league stage. He also chipped in with 51 runs including a match-winning unbeaten 22 against Jharkhand in January 2018 at Eden Gardens.
Untimely injuries and inconsistent form have been the curse for the Rajasthan man.
Since his debut spell, he could only register two five-wicket hauls in the first-class cricket.
After a tremendous debut Ranji season, he could fetch only six wickets in 4 matches at 103.33.
His ineffectiveness with the old ball does not support his career.
Chahar represents Rajasthan in the domestic circuit. He also played two matches for Bikaner Desert Challenger in 2016-17 in the Rajasthan T-20 league.
Although he was in Rajasthan Royals squad in the 2012 IPL, he did not play a single match. In two IPL seasons (2016, 2017) for Rising Pune Supergiant, Chahar took only one wicket in five matches.
Chennai Super Kings picked up Chahar in 2018 IPL auction.